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Services for Faculty

Library Instruction Request

Library faculty members provide instruction in the use of the library to all teaching faculty and their classes. To schedule a session for your class, fill out the Library Instruction Request Form or contact Information Literacy & Undergraduate Support at 351-1529. The faculty member must attend the instruction session.

Library Instruction Request Form

Core Concepts for Information Literacy and Library Research in the Classroom explains the concepts that are frequently covered in library instruction.

Undergraduate Research Tutorial

UNC's Undergraduate Research Tutorial provides an overview of the research process from starting a research project to understanding and avoiding plagiarism. Students who go through the tutorial are introduced to various concepts such as choosing a topic, moving from topic to research question, finding books and articles through UNC's library, evaluating sources, taking notes, synthesizing information, and using RefWorks.

Click here for a detailed overview and instructions for embedding the tutorial into Canvas.

Ordering Materials for Collections

To request materials for collections in Michener Library or Skinner Music Library, please contact your subject or liaison librarian.

Course Reserves

To put something on reserve, fill out a Course Reserve Request Form and bring it with your materials to the main desk in Michener or Skinner Library. If you have an electronic version of the material you can email the files to Cat Hildebrand (cat.hildebrand@unco.edu) or Sarah Vaughn (sarah.vaughn@unco.edu). Please allow at least 48 hours for materials to be processed. All material must be accompanied by complete citation information.

Print Reserve materials can be books, articles, audiovisual materials, educational kits, or other materials either from the Library’s circulating collection or owned by the professor or department.

Please note that stickers and book pockets will be attached to personal materials for Reserve use. The Library assumes no responsibility for replacing personal materials should they be damaged or lost.


With a valid UNC ID card, faculty members may borrow books for a full semester. Faculty may renew materials an indefinite number of times if no "hold" has been placed on the item.

Faculty may check out videotapes and DVDs for one week, with two renewals.

Research assistants may check out materials from the library by special arrangement of the faculty member.

Services for Emeritus Faculty

Retired faculty honored with Emeritus status have special privileges at the University Libraries. Privileges for emeritus faculty are equivalent to those for current teaching faculty. 

In addition, a technology-equipped study room on the second floor of Michener Library can be reserved for use by Emeritus faculty.  The room contains a computer with internet access and a variety of software, as well as a large TV monitor that can be used to view content from the computer or from a video/DVD player. Ask about Room 258 at the main desk to make a reservation or check out the key.

To access databases or other online library resources, Emeritus Faculty will need an emeritus faculty email account (ends in @bears.unco.edu). Please contact UNC’s technical support center at (970) 351-4357 to set this up.

Questions?  Please contact Michener Library at (970) 351-2671, Skinner Music Library at (970) 351-2439, or email Sarah.Vaughn@unco.edu.